Canadian Theatre will be developed by people like you
We can learn from the past to develop for the future
Course is structured to look at how we progress in the development of theatre
Debates and innovations in practice are what move theatre forward
People innovate in different practices
It is through debate and innovation that things have moved and changed.
Theatre has not move forward by clinging from the past, but by moving and learning from the past.
Researching Canadian Theatre
How do the questions we ask determine what we find?
How to find information about Canadian Theatre?
How do the questions we ask determine the answers we will find?
How can we learn to ask better questions?
Through the process of doing research paper, has it changed the way we ask questions about Canadian
Encourages more to look at one’s own approach in looking at Canadian Theatre.
Broader range of information, more actively participate in the process. Are there other things where you
would ask a question differently?
Picking up extra little hints in research
Issues of Institutionalization of Canadian Theatre
Whose interests were served by the development of these institutions?
How do the ways institutions were created influence our thinking about what Canadian Theatre is?
What didn’t they do?
The idea that there is a set of standards is part of the way things are institutionalized.
Questioning Form in Canadian Theatre
What forms or styles of Theatre have been developed in Canada? What is the relationship among playwrights, directors, designers, and actors in these difference forms?
How did this happen differently in English Canada and Quebec
Not thinking of theatre as only having one form.
Gendering performance in C. Theatre
How does a recognition of difference change our approach to performance studies
What happens when we try to institutionalize new approaches?
Recognizing cultural difference?
What counts as Canadian